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Hours After BCCI Appointed Gambhir As New Head Coach, Rohit Sharma’s Wife Ritika Breaks Internet With Message For Rahul Dravid

Hours After BCCI Appointed Gambhir As New Head Coach, Rohit Sharma’s Wife Ritika Breaks Internet With Message For Rahul Dravid

Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh has posted an emotional message for former India coach Rahul Dravid, whose tenure ended with India’s successful T20 World Cup campaign. Hours after Rohit revealed that Dravid was the Indian captain’s “work wife” according to Ritika, she revealed how close Dravid was to the Sharma family. Ritika re-shared Rohit’s emotional message on her Instagram story late Tuesday night.

Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika reveals what Rahul Dravid means to them

Ritika said that Dravid will miss his daughter Samaira the most. “So many emotions, you mean so much to our entire family. We will miss you immensely. I think Sammy will miss you the most,” she wrote.

This post came hours after the BCCI named Gautam Gambhir as Dravid’s successor. The former India opener has been appointed as India’s head coach until December 2027.

Article by Ritika Sajdeh for Rahul Dravid

Rohit and Dravid have been working closely together for the past three years. Both of them began their journey as the Indian team leaders after the T20 World Cup in 2021. Dravid took over from Ravi Shastri as the head coach, while Rohit was appointed as the captain of the India white-ball team. He took over as the all-format captain after Virat Kohli decided to step down after the tour of South Africa in December-January 2022.

“My wife (Ritika Sajdeh) calls you my work wife and I am lucky to be able to call you that too,” the current captain wrote about his first international captain on his Instagram page.

The tribute to Rohit is also an indicator of how the player-coach equation works in the Indian dressing room.

“I have tried to find the right words to properly express my feelings about this, but I am not sure I will ever succeed,” wrote the Indian captain, who is not known for being openly emotional.

“You’re an absolute pillar of this game, but you left all your accolades and accomplishments at the door and came in as a coach and got to a level where we all felt comfortable enough to tell you just about anything.

“It’s your gift, your humility and your love for this game even after all this time,” Rohit wrote.

Rohit, who made his senior debut in 2007 in Dublin with Dravid as captain, wrote how much he admired him during his formative years as a player.

Dravid had recently revealed that it was Rohit who stopped him from resigning after India’s defeat in the ODI World Cup final last year.

Under Rohit-Dravid, India won home Test series against Australia and England, reached the semi-final of the T20 World Cup in 2022, the final of the World Test Championship in 2023, the final of the ODI World Cup at home in the same year. Their journey ended with the biggest accolade, as India won the T20 World Cup, beating South Africa in the final. It was their first ICC trophy in 11 years.